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Christmas Décor

Hotel For The Holidays

Holiday Events + Festivities in Santa Barbara

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season

There is magic in the air over the holidays when the “American Riviera” comes alive with a variety of festive things to see and do. No matter what holiday you celebrate, there’s no shortage of events, activities, and beloved traditions to enjoy this season in Santa Barbara


Let it Snow at Paseo Nuevo

At Paseo Nuevo this December, they’re bringing the magic of winter to shoppers and families. Stroll to Center Court where “snow” will safely fall twice each evening so families can enjoy the magic of a winter wonderland before greeting Santa at his workshop.

November 26 to December 31, 2021, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Holiday Zoo

This December, the Santa Barbara Zoo is bringing holiday cheer with a festive outdoor celebration and lots of holiday décor.

December 1 through 31, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Lights

10th Annual Trolley of Lights Tour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year— tour through Santa Barbara’s most festive neighborhoods, celebrate with Christmas music and candy canes and get into the holiday spirit with the whole family.

Violinist in holiday sweater

Live Holiday Events

Discover live music, theatre, and ballet events with a holiday twist happening all over Santa Barbara.